My Pain Diary & Symptom Tracker: Gold Edition

My Pain Diary & Symptom Tracker: Gold Edition

By Damon Lynn

  • Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2016-08-13
  • Current Version: 1.1.0
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 12.60 MB
  • Developer: Damon Lynn
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 60 Ratings

Description

This is the successor the the popular, award-winning, best selling, doctor recommended pain tracking app, My Pain Diary: Chronic Pain & Symptom Tracker. This version, My Pain Diary: GOLD EDITION, strikes a delicate balance between ease-of-use and a broad feature-set. This is a truly USEFUL app, and the newest member of the My Pain Diary family, which has helped over 90,000 chronic pain sufferers better manage their pain, improve communication with their doctors, and gain insights that would be hard attain through other means. Useful and popular features include automatic weather fetching, iCloud sync, basic medication tracking, photo attachments, graphs and PDF doctor's reports. This app is highly customizable. Everyone tracks pain differently, and this is a framework that supports just about any tracking strategy. Created by a chronic pain patient to track, manage, and report on chronic pain and symptoms, chronic illness, and mental health. That means there is no big company with deep pockets supporting this project. I am just one man with a chronic pain condition, a demanding day job, and a young family to care for. I just happen to be formally trained in design, self-taught in programming, experienced at marketing and customer relations, and am a chronic pain patient myself. That's a very rare combination of traits that is hard to come by, so I'm making the most of it, and holding my own against the big players. Enough about me, back to the app! Features: + iCloud Sync Support + Universal App + Highly Customizable + Easy to use + Track unlimited conditions + Track multiple/unlimited times per day + Add past entries (change entry timestamp) + Edit past entries ANATOMY OF A PAIN DIARY ENTRY TRACKERS: Trackers can be thought of as labels or folders that categorize and differentiate your entries. These are the key to tracking more than one condition and comparing conditions to each other. A common strategy is to name the Trackers after the diseases/conditions that you will be tracking. I.e. Migraines, Anxiety, Fibromyalgia, etc. These are just examples. METRICS: Each entry is composed of one or more optional pieces of information called 'Metrics'. For example, two commonly used metrics are 'Pain Intensity' and 'Pain Duration'. Metrics are associated with and shared amongst your Trackers. This means that you can set it up to use different metrics for different Trackers, keeping your entry pages clean and the cognitive load low. -- MEDICATION TRACKING -- + Basic medication tracking. -- IMPORTANT EVENTS -- + Record important events that aren't suited for a Pain Diary entry. i.e. Medical Procedures, Therapy Sessions, A slip and fall, etc. -- HISTORY -- + Color-Coded Calendar - Spot patterns and trends at a glance. Calendar days are colored based on the day's highest recorded Intensity. + Fully searchable. + Day View -- GRAPHS -- + Visualize and compare intensity over time with this interactive graph. Plot and compare up to 3 'Trackables' at once and one optional Weather Metric. + Email, print and share a PDF of the Graph. -- REPORTS -- + Create a PDF Report for your Doctors or for archival purposes. Share the Report via email and other standard methods. + Include Graph + Include Pain Scale Descriptions + Include Color-Coded-Calendar + Include Medication Log + Include Important Events -- TOOLS -- + Automatic Weather Fetching + Pain Scale Editor + Units preference - US/Imperial or XUS/Metric Want to see the app in action? Check out the Getting Started video on my YouTube page. www.youtube.com/mypaindiary

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Reviews

  • Communication Rock Star

    5
    By WifeyC80203
    This app has been the best communication tool between my primary treating doctor and me. It allows me to directly email all of my pain logs/summaries so that he can have a more accurate picture of what is going on systemically. It is helpful from my standpoint as a patient and from his as my doctor. I'm so glad this app was designed and continues to keep that communication open, honest, and thorough between doctor and patient.
  • Very limited for the price

    2
    By Leahnicole1992
    I bought this app to track my endometriosis symptoms, however the app doesn't allow you input the illness you are tracking, you must choose from a very limited list (about eight items). That's fine, I can still track my symptoms. However the symptoms that I wanted to track were not available (cramps, vertigo, spotting, etc.), and the search terms that I was given were extremely vague and didn't help me much as far as tracking goes. Unfortunately will be deleting. I can see how this app would work for some people, but for me it was $5 wasted.
  • Love it

    5
    By Scgamer
    Great app for tracking symptoms, very flexible and easy to adjust to your every need.
  • Awesome app

    5
    By Trekkerb
    Awesome app lets me had something to show my Doctor when I go. Allows me to see which triggers and how offend they happen together
  • Beautiful App

    5
    By NikiJacob1970
    I loved this app and was sad to get rid of it. It's beautifully designed and sorta easy to understand. It was just way too advanced for my needs.
  • Excellent for autoimmune disease

    5
    By 1Hcamper
    I have used this for 4 months now, and have found the charts and calendars to be excellent ways to show my rheumatologist what is going on. Thank you !
  • Good but still needs work

    3
    By misterwinefine
    The sync at times does not work well! You have to force it to stay synced with two devices iPhone and iPad. The reports will crash and at times you cannot run them. It is easy to use and tracks well but with those issues it prevents me from giving a higher rating.
  • Waste of money

    1
    By distracted HF
    I took a gamble based on the reviews and on a write up I saw through the LymeDisease.org website. It crashed 4 times within 10 minutes of downloading it. Also, not terribly intuitive when it comes to customizing. Not even going to bother to finish customizing -- it keeps crashing and causes my headache pain to intensify!
  • Just OK

    3
    By Jimmie-James
    The good: has everything I need to track The bad: reports are weak and difficult to follow, printout is just as bad. Would be nice to see data exportable to MS Excel. My Dr looked at the report and pretty much tossed it, too difficult to see at a glance what is going on.
  • Sanity Tracker

    4
    By DaniNoBGood
    While I am still under evaluation with a neurologist to figure out what is going on with me, I have this app to be a lifesaver. Part of my symptoms include intermittent forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating. Having the ability to track physical symptoms before I forget is extremely helpful. The edit ability has allowed me to customize symptoms specific to my issues. The printable graphs and notes section of each entry help me share a clear picture with my doctor.

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